Carol McLane (Carol.Mclane@COMMERCE.STATE.MI.US)
Mon, 19 Jun 1995 11:35:22 -0400
I just thought about another fundraiser that was successful for a local
Girl Scout Troop.
The community they lived in was big on community events (like local
historical homes tours, etc -- anything to bring in visitors. This town
also has LOTS of anique stores). Each community event would also feature
craft sales. They would have 2 or 3 community wide craft Sales each year
along with these community events.
What the Scout troop did was run a table rental service. The troop had
agreements with several church for the use of their tables. They would
contact all of the crafters registered for the event and ask if they would
like to rent tables for the sale. I can't remember what the fee was but it
seems like it was $10 per day.
The morning of the sale, the troop (along with parent volunteers) would go
to the church, pick up the required number of tables and deliver them to
the craft sale site. They would locate the booth site and set up the
tables. At the end of the sale, they would pick up the tables and return
to the church.
Some of the crafters would rather bring their own tables but several
appreciated paying someone to to haul and set up the table for them. It
seems like she said the troop regularly made $100 or more on each event.
Use of the tables were donated by different churches. Other than some
stamps used to send out the advertisment and some copying costs, this was
pretty much totally profit.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City